Visiting the NYC Department of Health Vaccination Center hosted at Ford?
Please use our 42nd Street entrance located at 321 East 42nd Street between First and Second Avenues. This entrance provides direct, step-free access to the public vaccination distribution center.
The Ford Foundation is pleased to be able to host the vaccination site within our Center for Social Justice. The NYC Department of Health operates the vaccination center. If you have questions about appointments, please visit the city's COVID-19 vaccine website.
The Ford Foundation Center for Social Justice and Gallery will be closed until further notice as a precautionary response to the novel coronavirus. Please continue to check this site for updates.
The Ford Foundation Center for Social Justice is located at 320 East 43rd Street, between Tudor City Place and Second Avenue.
The building has two entrances—one at 320 East 43rd Street and the other at 321 East 42nd Street, between First and Second Avenues. Both entrances are wheelchair accessible and have power-assist doors.
We recommend that visitors use the 43rd Street entrance, as it provides same-level access to our reception desk, Welcome Lounge, and the Ford Foundation Gallery.
The 42nd Street entrance offers easy access to our garden and its wheelchair-accessible path, as well as to lower-level meeting rooms. If you are attending a meeting or event and have questions about entering the building, please check with your event host before your arrival.
Train: Metro-North or 4, 5, 6, 7, or S subway to Grand Central Station
Bus: M42, M15, X21
Bike share: There is a Citi Bike rack on 43rd Street, directly in front of the building.
Car: The 320 East 43rd Street entrance features a covered driveway that vehicles may use for drop-off and pick-up. Please be sure to use this address when mapping your driving or ride-share route.
Our atrium garden is open to the public and features 39 species of trees, vines, and shrubs, and a reflecting pool. There’s also a fountain that offers a unique reverberation effect and a texture-heavy sensory garden with braille signage and audio descriptions. The garden includes a wheelchair-accessible pathway that can be reached via a self-controlled passenger lift in the garden’s southeast corner. This path is best reached through the 42nd Street entrance to the building.
The garden is open to the public Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 6:00 pm, and Saturday from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm only when the Ford Foundation Gallery has an exhibition on view. The garden—and building—are closed to the public on Saturdays when the gallery is closed, as well as on Sundays.
Ford Foundation Gallery
The Ford Foundation is committed to offering an inclusive and equitable experience for all who visit our building. In addition to the features described above, there are wheelchair-accessible restrooms on all floors and signage throughout the building for those who are blind or with low vision. We are pleased to welcome service animals; however, pets are not permitted.
For additional information, please visit our Accessibility page. If you’re planning to attend a meeting at the Center for Social Justice and would like to learn more about available accessibility services and accommodations, visit our Event spaces page or speak with your event organizer.